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Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary Syderstone

Summer dawn at Syderstone © Jon Bunting

Saint Mary's is the parish church for the communities of Syderstone, Barmer, Blenheim Park and Wicken Green Village. Click here for How to Find Us.
The church is open every day of the year during daylight hours and vistors are always welcome. We've recently erected large signs on the Docking Road to make the church easier to find.
A historic round tower church of Norman origins in its present form, people have been coming to worship, meet together, celebrate Christmas, Lent, Easter and Harvest, be married, unite at christenings, and pay respect to family and friends at funerals, for around thirty generations.

Services at St Mary's

1st Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

2nd Sunday in month 11.00am Morning Worship (Worship Assistant)

3rd Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)

4th Sunday in month 4.00pm Praise Service (Rector)

5th Sunday in month 11.00am Eucharist (Rector)


For occasional variations in the pattern of services, see the Calendar to the right.

Restricted access to St Mary's from 19 March 2018

Please note that necessary re-wiring of the church’s electrical installation will be carried out during a period of 3 to 4 weeks from the above date.
During this period the church will not be open to general public access with the exception of Sunday church services or other services that have the approval of the Rector.
The churchyard will remain open for public access but pleased take care when visiting and note that the above works being undertaken may affect the pathway access and around the church building.


Evening of Light Entertainment with Hunstanton Community Choir Saturday 28 April

The Benefice of North Creake, South Creake with Waterden, Syderstone with Barmer and Sculthorpe presents The Hunstanton Community Choir.
An evening of varied light entertainment at the Church of Our Lady Saint Mary South Creake on Saturday 28 April 2018 at 7.00pm. Tickets £6 at the door.
Proceeds in aid of Benefice church funds.


Thinking Anglicans

  • William Nye writes to The Episcopal Church about marriage rites
    Madeleine Davies has a report in the Church Times: Nye letter warns about same-sex marriage rites PROPOSALS to incorporate marriage rites used by same-sex couples into the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) of the Episcopal Church in the United States...
  • Opinion - 18 April 2018
    Simon Butler ViaMedia.News After IICSA: Facing Up to Clericalism Richard Peers Quodcumque “Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?” : my life in two rituals Gerald McDermott Patheos Why do Anglicans say they walk a Via...
  • Opinion - 14 April 2018
    In Christian Today Paul Richardson writes Senior clergy don’t need MBAs to deal with abuse and Linda Woodhead responds Yes, theologies of forgiveness and confession have played a role in Church abuse and cover up David Walker ViaMedia.News Challenging APCMs?...

Daily Bible Verse

  • Fri, 20 April
    Jesus said: Anyone who leaves everything for my sake will receive much more and will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:27-29)

Diocese News

  • Big Day Out fun with Mothers’ Union
    Fifty-two children arrived at the Horstead Activity Centre last week, full of anticipation for A Big Day Out, hosted by Mothers’ Union Diocese of Norwich.

Statement of Inclusivity

Syderstone Parochial Church Council, which has the care of the parishioners of Barmer, Blenheim Park, Syderstone and Wicken Green, fully supports and accepts the ordination of both men and women as deacons, priests and bishops in the Church of England and in the wider Anglican Communion. As God welcomes us we welcome everyone to the family of our churches regardless of their age, physical ability, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality.